2016-08-15 Mon

9-21 Grenville Street

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This is a bit late (by about two weeks), but walking home along Wood Street I notices that the external construction elevator rails were being removed. In this photo about one-half have been removed so far.

What can this mean?

Amongst other things, it means that my alarm-clock of these past three years will no longer sound at 7 a.m. as the twin cars begin their first ascent of the day!


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A week ago I had occasion to take the Toronto Transit Commission to a meeting at Queen and Roncesvalles. A doddle, as we say. Bay street bus south to Queen, streetcar east to Roncesvalles. I left myself enough time to pop in to the library, indicated on the library’s map as just north of the corner of Queen and Roncesvalles.

Took me an hour and twenty minutes, because (a) the Bay Street bus was late and (b) the streetcar dumped us all off at Spadina and (c) I walked to Bathurst before I saw a shuttle bus and a bus stop.

The library is not just north of the corner of Queen and Roncesvalles; it is half-way to Bloor Street, but by the time I’d fund that out I’d allowed three Roncesvalles streetcars to glide by me.

But I digress.

I was struck by the number of hanging baskets of flowers with no appreciable amount of green leaves showing.

Green leaves support photosynthesis, producing energy for plants and their flowers.

So how are these baskets of almost-total flower producing energy?